The Fifth Annual Research Student Conference took place at the Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona, Spain, 19-20 May 2010. The general theme of the conference was Lifelong Learning and Active Citizenship.
Twelve new researchers from eight countries reported on their ongoing research:
Francesco Paolo Calvaruso (Università della Calabria - SDISU, Italy) spoke about rural schools in Sicily as laboratory of social inclusion for an active citizenship
Eleni Karayianni (Institute of Education, University of London, UK) discussed the place of national and European identity in England's history education: enacting the politics of identity in history classrooms.
Orsolya Selymes (ELTE Budapest, Hungary) presented a cultural approach to a new framework for civil comfort and subjective well-being.
Erik Andersson (University of Skövde, Sweden) reported on results about young peoples’ use of irony in political text conversations in a net community.
Özlem Çelebiolu (Çanakkale Onsekiz Mart University, Turkey) talked about her research on the formation of respects for differences among kindergarten children.
Ragny Thora Gudjohnsen (University of Iceland, Iceland) focussed on the relationship between young people´s volunteering and their empathy and understanding of what it means beeing a good citizen.
Tereza Vosahlikova’s paper (Charles University in Prague, Czech Republic & Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany) was about implementation of education for sustainable development at pre-school level.
Bahadir Uzun (Leuphana Universitaet Lueneburg, Germany) gave a summary of participation of children and youth with migration background as active citizens for sustainable development.
Céline Avenel (Université Montpellier III, France) analyzed verbal interactions between male or female students and trainers of both genders in adult training.
Verena Holz (Leuphana University of Lueneburg, Institute for Integrative Studies, Germany) presented her research with the title ‘Meeting the challenges of global change: the significance of cultural questions to Education for Sustainable Development – theoretical approaches and practical experience.
Péter Krekó (Eötvös Loránd University, Budapest) presented research results on conspiracy theories.
Toindepi Toindepi (The University of Derby, UK) on micro-credit as a strategy towards poverty alleviation and inclusive economic growth in India.
In addition, there were two workshops; a debate with the tutors on war with a presentation on interdisciplinary perspectives and a second session led by Marta Fulop on presentation skills for research papers. Students also had the opportunity to their research at a poster session in the main CiCe conference as well.
The Best Paper Award were to Elenei Karayianni (University of London, UK) and Tereza Voshalikova (Luiphana University, Lüneburg).
The conference organising committee was chaired by Marta Fulop (Hungary) and included Luigi Cajani (Italy), Elisabet Nasman (Sweden), Alejandra Navarro (Spain) and Ian Davies (UK).